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Your Health & Safety

On-Campus COVID Testing

Dear Student,

The College is making COVID-19 testing available at no cost to you, every Monday beginning Monday, August 24 until further notice. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to protect yourself and others. Testing will be conducted in a tent behind the Health & Wellness Center (HWC) from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. This campus service is being provided in partnership with Enzo Clinical Labs. Test results take approximately 48-72 hours and are you will be notified of results by phone from an HWC staff member. Confidentiality is maintained. No appointment is necessary, but the following documents are required:

  • Farmingdale State College ID
    Insurance Card
    Upon arrival, you are required to wear a face-covering at all times and maintain a six-foot distance from others in the line. For any questions, please call the Health & Wellness Center at 934-420-2009.

If you would like to be tested at any other time, you may do so by appointment with Enzo Lab. Please call the Health & Wellness Center and a prescription will be sent digitally to Enzo Clinical Labs. An informational sheet will be emailed to you and you can then call the lab to make an appointment to be tested Tuesdays thru Thursdays. When making the appointment state that you are an FSC student and you will receive an expedited appointment. The HWC will relay the results of the test to you by phone.

Thank you.

Health & Wellness Center



Health and Wellness will begin seeing students for a limited number of appointments beginning the week of 7/20/20. No walk-in appointments will be allowed. You must call in advance for appointments or visit the Health and Wellness Center for any reason.

We will be screening all visitors for symptoms of COVID-19 and requiring all staff and patients to wear masks. Currently, no one is allowed to accompany patients to their appointments. These policies are in place to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread to you, your family, other patients, and our staff.

When scheduling an in-person appointment, you'll be required to fill out the student self-screening tool prior to coming to campus (or leaving your residence hall room). This daily screening tool can be used or it can be found on a banner after signing into myFSC. We will ask the same questions when you arrive for your appointment, and we will also take the temperature of every patient and visitor who arrives at Health and Wellness using "no-touch" thermometers.

Upon arriving at Health and Wellness for your appointment, please call and let us know that you are on campus for your appointment. We are limiting the number of people in our waiting room, so you will be asked to wait outside or in your car until the staff at Health and Wellness is ready to see you.

Our doctor and nurse practitioner will also offer video visits. If you have questions, Health and Wellness can help you determine whether the appointment you need can be a video visit rather than in person.

Health and Wellness will be offering screening for COVID-19 and antibody testing for both employees and students through Enzo Labs to help keep our campus community safe.

Here is the approved Surveillance Testing Plan for Farmingdale State College.


Please contact the Health & Wellness Center at wellness@farmingdale.edu or 934-420-2009 for the latest hours and information. 


Campus Mental Health Services (CMHS) remains committed to providing clinical services to the Farmingdale State College student community as we continue to adjust to the challenges posed by this pandemic. 

We are staffed and operational and will be providing telehealth appointments as well as a variety of informative outreach programs focusing on personal well being and coping skills. All currently registered students are eligible to receive these services. You can reach CMHS at 934-420-2006 or cmhs@farmingdale.edu. Please feel free to contact us with ideas, questions, or concerns, and we will strive to get back to you as soon as possible. 


Farmingdale State College is committed to providing a safe, secure and pleasant environment for students, staff, and visitors. As one of the 28 state-operated campus of the State University of New York, Farmingdale State is protected by professionally-trained and armed University Police. A staff of 23 full-time employees is responsible for patrolling the 380-acre campus, enforcing campus rules and regulations, and aiding students and staff in a variety of emergencies.


If you have an emergency on campus call 934-420-2111. All other non-emergency questions can be sent to police@farmingdale.edu. If you have to contact Parking & Traffic call 934-420-2561.


 

Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York State Following Out of State Travel

Please be aware of the following information regarding travel to and from New York State.

Effective June 25, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 205 that requires individuals to quarantine for 14 days after traveling for 24 hours or longer within designated states that have significant rates of transmission of COVID-19. The list of designated states will be continually evaluated based on cases in each state over time. Please refer to the website below for updates regarding impacted states

If you meet the criteria for the mandatory quarantine, do not report to work, and inform your supervisor immediately. Employees may charge vacation, personal, or holiday/floating accruals for any scheduled work time that is missed during the 14-day quarantine. If employees do not have sufficient accruals, they will be placed on leave without pay. Sick accruals cannot be charged for this quarantine period.

Contact Human Resources at hr@farmingdale.edu to request information regarding available leave options available for the period of time you need to quarantine.

Additional information can be found using the links below:   

COVID Travel Advisory

Frequently Asked Questions - NYS Department of Health

Important Notice 

Dear Students,

We want to remind you that wearing a face covering and social distancing on campus this Fall is mandatory. For your protection and the protection of the campus community, these steps will be enforced. Students who do not comply will be subject to disciplinary action, including interim suspension, charges under FSC’s Student Code of Conduct, mandatory COVID testing, and a quarantine period.

In order to make it easier for you to comply, FSC is providing two free face coverings to students during the first two weeks of the fall semester. They will be distributed on the dates below, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Amphitheatre behind the Campus Center.  For the convenience of evening students, face coverings also will be distributed on these dates at the Library from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. When picking up your face coverings, you must come wearing an existing face covering and practice social distancing.

You will be required to provide your Student ID. Please note: residential students will be issued face coverings upon check-in. All other students, pick up your masks on:

Thursday, August 27
Monday, August 31
Tuesday, September 1
Wednesday, September 2
Thursday, September 3
Tuesday, September 8
Wednesday, September 9
Thursday, September 10

For the safety of all students, faculty, and staff, face coverings are required to be worn on campus by the Executive Order of the Governor.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Office of Student Affairs

The College is requiring that all students, faculty, and staff wear face coverings at all times when on campus, except when alone in a room or alone in a vehicle. Face coverings include but are not limited to, cloth (e.g. homemade sewn, quick cut, bandana), surgical masks, N-95 respirators, and face shields used in conjunction with an acceptable face covering that covers both the nose and mouth – standard face shields should NOT be used alone.

Wearing a face covering does not replace the need for physical/safe distancing or other measures to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Reusable and disposable face coverings are intended to decrease the potential for the wearer to spread the virus that causes COVID-19. Face coverings may not be used in place of face shields or other face protection (e.g. safety glasses or goggles) needed for protection from chemical or physical hazards.

Last Modified 9/25/20